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Born: Jan 10, 1931

Date of Passing: May 26, 2020

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With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of Robert Bliss Arthurson on May 26, 2020, at the Selkirk Regional Health Center.
Bliss leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Connie; his children, Jacqueline, Robert, Sherry (Wayne), Brad and Karen (Victor). He will also be missed by his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Sarah, Lillian, Merdina (Percy), Ila (Doug), Ivy (Terry) and by his brother Ralph (Virginia). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Bliss was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Susan; three brothers and several in-laws.
Bliss was born in Norway House, Manitoba on January 10, 1931. In his younger years, he worked as a trapper, fisherman and forest ranger. He also worked for the Manitoba Government until his retirement. He was happiest writing songs and singing with his band members, Pat and John Mowatt, The Nelson Rivers Ramblers. Later, he enjoyed his time fishing with his grandchildren, golfing, travelling and spending time with friends. Bliss and Connie also enjoyed their time working at The Marina at Hecla Island.
In keeping with his wishes, a memorial service was held at Gilbart Funeral Home and his ashes were laid to rest at St. Clement's Churchyard.
The family would like to thank the Dialysis Team, Dr. Prematilake, Homecare providers and the many nurses and support staff at Southland Regional Health Centre for the wonderful care given to Robert.
Donations in Bliss' memory can be made to the charity of your choice.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 30, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry for your families loss, Karen. - Posted by: Bonnie Hughes (Friend) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences to Connie and all of Bliss’s family. He was a good man and dedicated member of the Northern Manpower Corps. Bliss was a valued colleague and good friend to all of us. He could always be depended upon to use his humor to bring a smile even when things were not so good. I miss those good old days we spent together. Although our paths have not crossed for many years I thought of him often I was lucky to be able to call him my friend. - Posted by: Murray Harvey (Old friend a pnd colleaque) on: May 30, 2020

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